Friday, September 12, 2014

#ColgateEnamelHealth - Would You Want To Know The SECRET??

I dread going to the dentist!  But I will admit...that whenever I leave their office...I always feel like smiling!  Why?  Because typically my teeth have been cleaned and polished by the hygienist and they are in perfectly smooth, shiny, tip top condition.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest and true feelings on the products.

What about you?  Do you find that you smile more...right after you the leave the dentist office?  
Of course, unless you've had something major done and you can't feel half of your face!
What if I could tell you about a product like from Colgate that's about to launch that could have you smiling like that everyday...just by simply brushing your teeth at home?
I received a fun "EXPERIMENT" review, to give me a sneak peak of the Colgate Enamel Health line and teach me more about the overall health of my teeth.
This gave me not only the opportunity to better understand why our teeth get into the condition they do (when they are not being cared for correctly), which was also a great lesson for my kids to see as well...but also try and enjoy a product that will possibly improve the overall health of my teeth and the enamel of my teeth.  I am very much a HANDS ON learner...so these types of experiments help me understand so much better than just hearing someone say it!
The experiment consisted of a piece of sandpaper, a piece of wax paper and cornmeal.  Cornmeal, as you know, is pretty rough in consistency...but when applied to the right texture...will stick.  Just like bacteria will stick to the enamel of your teeth, if you do not properly clean them.  So I tried the experiment.  And yes...obviously the cornmeal stuck to the sandpaper and fell right off the was paper.  Sometimes we are VISUAL learners and this does help me understand the concept in regards to my teeth.
The NEW Colgate® Enamel Health TM Toothpaste helps smooth enamel in two ways:
I will admit that after brushing with my new Colgate 360 Enamel Health Toothbrush (Sensitive) and the new Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste (which I need the extra whitening help, to keep my teeth whiter...since I drink coffee)...my teeth feel clean, smooth and my overall feel of my mouth is cleaner.  I can't stop running my tongue across my teeth, because they feel so smooth and polished!  NO JOKE!  SO FAR...I am very impressed with these products.
  Everyone loves to see a bright, clean smile greeting them when they come in the door, right?  
I know I do!  And I know I want to be confident in my smile as well.  
SO THANK YOU Colgate Enamel Health!

I like having a CONFIDENT COLGATE SMILE!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

An Upcycled Bag To Carry It All - Ja Ja Ja - Fabrics That Live Again In A Fashionable Bag

I am an advocate for recycling and repurposing things!  In fact, I think it's not only a great way to be friendly to this earth, but it brings to life older things (fabric, furniture, items) that still have plenty of life left to live!  I've been known to UPCYCLE a few things on my own...but I also appreciate businesses, who make it their passion to find, update and resell products that they have put the same time and passion into.

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about my honest opinions on this product.

I had the pleasure of learning about a company...started by three sisters...who's passion to upcyle and repurpose fabrics comes to life in awesome items in their amazing product line...
Ja Ja Ja Purses - the Tina Expanding Large Project Bag...arrived at my house and my first thought was..."wow...this is a HUGE colorful BAG!"  
I LOVE IT!  Honestly, my girls instantly loved it too!
Not only is this bag LARGE and in charge, but it has pockets galore (inside and outside).  I do not knit, but I can think of plenty of other purposes for this bag in a busy household with four kids.  This bag will probably be headed to the beach with us at some point in the near future!  Probably headed to an overnight sleepover with the kids someday!  Maybe even an overnight sleepover for mommy!  It will probably be packed for car trips and maybe even sporting events and I am certain this bag will be given it's fair share of LOVE!
The fabric is bright, bold and looks like it came from a timeshare in Palm Springs, where my family used to stay...when I was about 10.  As corny as it sounds, I love it!  I always felt comfortable and "FANCY" when we would go stay in our time shares!  They were always decorated to the hilt and had artsy designer touches that were not like our typical "at home" setting.  
Maybe that's why I think this fabric is the perfect EYE POPPING look for my new bag?

I also love that this bag expands!  It has side snaps that can be left apart, if you have an overflowing full bag, and can be snapped together if you want things snug and secure inside your Tina Bag.
Plus...most of their items are ONE OF A KIND...so if you want an original...their company is one you'll love!
I mean, I honestly believe that as this bag travels with our family, it will be something to catch other's eyes and attention and I can't wait to tell them it's a 3GreenSisters Ja Ja Ja Tina Bag.  
And I love to share about things that I LOVE!
Maybe they will order one too!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Labeling Couldn't Be Easier Or More Personal - Epson Labelworks LW-600P

With four kids, keeping track of things can get pretty confusing sometimes!  We sometimes have four of the same thing in our little place!   Take my word for it...my kids don't like when we can't differentiate who's is who's around here... and they expect me to keep things straight around here!

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature by the company.  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinions about this product.

But honestly, I cannot afford to buy personalized labels for each kid for all their stuff and I don't want to sharpie all over everything!  It adds up...the personalized stuff...and if you're a parent, you know what I'm talking about.

So how can a mommy cut her costs and still get things organized and personalized, in just a few quick seconds?  Like...it's as easy as downloading an app, typing in the name and hitting the print button.  Would that be something you'd like to learn more about?  It definitely was something I wanted to try out!
I received the bluetooth enabled Epson LabelWorks LW-600P printer and it seems that as soon as I took it out of the box, plugged it in and downloaded the app on my phone, I was printing like crazy!
The labels that came with the LabelWorks LW-600P are perfect for everything you want to label around the house.  You type, print, peel, stick and it's LABELED!  I LOVE THIS!  
I also received the Iron On Labels to try out and these are just as easy to print out as the normal labels...with the exception that you iron them into clothing, on ribbons, etc.  
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE IRON ON LABELS!
We have lost jackets through the school year...and that shouldn't happen anymore, because we will have labels ironed in them, that are ironed on...not just stuck on.  I can also make SPIRIT RIBBONS for the girls for school...and maybe even their little girlfriends...quickly and easily.  
LOVE IT!  And yes, they are dry clean and machine washing safe.
This little LabelWorks LW-600P printer and labels is something I will use year round, but especially during the school year.  It works with two downloadable apps, the Epson iLabel and the Epson iPrint and it is also compatible with the ScanLife app, where you can create your own QR code (you better believe I'll be creating one for One Bored Mommy) to personalize even your business stuff.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this wonderful labeling printer...and consider purchasing one for your family!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Subway - EAT FRESH - We Did Today!

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear "SUBWAY"?  It's "EAT FRESH", right?  That marketing theme and the face of Jared (the guy who lost all that weight eating Subway sandwiches) are some of the instant things that pop into mine when I hear it!

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature (coupons for free sandwiches).  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about the sandwiches.
Today, the kids and I got the opportunity to each enjoy a 6 inch Subway sandwich...ON SUBWAY!  At first, I wasn't sure that the coupons we received, sent to us by a manager at Subway, were going to be honored...but they were!
One of the reason I love this restaurant, besides the fact that their sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients (freshly baked breads and fresh veggies)...is the fact that each one of my kids can customize their sandwiches the way they want to.  That makes them feel in charge and special!
And yes...MOMMY CAN TOO!

It's funny to watch the kids go through the line...asking for specifics for their 6 inch sandwich.  My kids don't like much, at all, on their sandwiches.  In fact, all but the oldest daughter, don't enjoy any condiments (mustard, mayo, dressing) on their's.  It's mostly meat and lettuce.  Pretty dry, but that's how they like it!  And since Subway doesn't have ketchup as a condiment (yes...the like ketchup on their deli sandwiches), we come home so they can add it and make it just right!  They don't even like cheese.  
Silly kids...they don't know what they are missing out on...

But I, on the other hand love to have my sandwich loaded with all the veggies!  Yes...even jalapenos and extra pepperchinis. I honestly don't enjoy the "meat selection" at Subway (personally, I'm picky about deli meat cuts), but my kids love it!  So mommy typically opts for the Veggie Delight!  It's always been my favorite...and yes, I have been known to eat a FOOTLONG a time or two, in one sitting!
We checked out, came home and enjoyed our delicious lunch...THANKS SUBWAY!  This was the perfect lunch for the kids and I!  

What's your favorite SUBWAY SANDWICH?  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered five free 6 inch sandwich coupons in return for this review/feature!  I was not offered any monetary compensation. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

I Love Packing Ritz "Fresh Stacks" In Their Lunches...SEE WHY!!

Packing my kids lunches is a daily routine!  Probably for most of you mommies, right?  Sometimes I do it at night and sometimes I do it in the morning before they leave for school...but regardless, all four of my kids typically take their lunches & snacks to school.  
Since they are in school for months on end...sometimes a mommy can get burnt out on PACKING IDEAS!

All products for review/feature was sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about this product!
Ritz "Fresh Stacks" are actually a product that I already have in my cupboard for packing into those empty lunch bags.

WATCH THE VIDEO and see why this was not a "NEW" product for me...even though it's probably a new product for you:
Take my word, these crackers are delicious all by themselves but add extra flavor when you use dips or hummus.  These "fresh stacks" are also the perfect size for mommy to enjoy for a late night snack.
Have you tried these before? 
 Want to know more?  
CLICK HERE and check it out!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Something To Confidently Smile About - Colgate #GIVEAWAY With $100 Gift Card

You've been waiting all week for this, right?
All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge from Colgate/Palmolive for these review/features!  I was offered only samples of the product and $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family, in response to my honest opinion of their products.

See the big bright white shiny smile on my face??  
That's because, after all that I've gotten to share with you about Colgate products (Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash and Colgate Kid's Mouthwashes), I get to finally offer (1) of my LUCKY One Bored Mommy Readers their chance to win a huge gift pack of Colgate products too!

Can I hear a WOOHOO?

Here's what will be included in the winner's prize pack:

Now admit it...you're totally excited too, right?  
Entering is so simple, easy and quick...YOU HAVE TO DO IT NOW!!

Enter This Giveaway Below:
It has been a blast for me to share with you guys about these Colgate products and I know that next time you're browsing the personal care items at Walmart or Target...and you see these products on the shelf, you'll not only smile and think of me...but also consider buying them for your own family!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered a review/feature package from Colgate Palmolive that included Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash, two Colgate Kids mouthwashes and a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products as needed for our family!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Colgate Total Ambassador - Part 2 - Colgate Kids Mouthwash

Do your kids like brushing their teeth?  
Do they floss every day?  
Do they use mouthwash too, to complete their teeth cleaning routine?
I try to make sure mine do!  TRY...being the opportune word!

All products were sent on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!  I was given a $100 Gift Card to use in purchasing more Colgate products for my families oral hygiene.
As you know, if you read yesterday's post, I was offered the position as a Colgate Ambassador...to try out some new Colgate Products before they arrive on store shelves.
The second part of this feature today, is with my kids and the Colgate Kids Mouthwash!

My oldest daughter and youngest son stepped up to VOLUNTEER for this taste test and trial run.  Of course, the bottles were very intriguing...especially for the little guy...because what little guy doesn't love the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES?  Even mommy loves those guys!

These mouthwashes are an anticavity fluoride rinse that will help protect your kids from cavities, strengthen their enamel and clean their mouth with a much fresher breath.  Plus, if they look in the sink when they spit, they will see what was left from their teeth brushing too.  That's always a bonus!

WATCH THEM TRY IT OUT:
Of course, there was a little brutal honesty in this video.  When you're doing a review with kids, that's going to happen!  My little guy said the mouthwash he tried, tasted a little sour and sort of like pineapple.  I didn't personally try it, so I am not sure!  However, after the video was done rolling, he decided he did like it...and was upset and wanted to re-tape the video.  So I guess his initial taste test wasn't good, but maybe the after taste warmed him up to it?  Our oldest daughter enjoyed hers.
With both these mouthwashes, at least at our house, we use them at night before bed...so there is no issues with not being able to eat or drink for 30 minutes after.  They have all night to let it do it's magic.  And yes...I typically sing to them while they are swishing...it makes the time pass quicker!  Sometimes we even dance!
Ultimately, the kids did enjoy these mouthwashes and they will be used on a daily basis in our house!  If your children don't currently use mouthwash, I would highly suggest they start.  Children aren't the best "TEETH BRUSHERS" and using this as extra support for their oral hygiene is a PLUS!  It helped me when I was a little girl too!

Keep watching, as the final post in this series (coming Fri) will include a #GIVEAWAY you will not want to miss out on entering to win!  TRUST ME!  It's a good one!

CLICK HERE to learn more about these products from Colgate!

I was not paid to feature this post!   I was compensated by posting this review/feature with the products sent for this review/feature, as well as a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family.  All products were provided by Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!